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33 area schools hear they fall short
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
By Alexa Aguilar
Of the Post-Dispatch
08/18/2004

Though school has already started in some Metro East districts, 33 area schools must now provide their students the option to transfer elsewhere this fall, according to data released by the state Tuesday.

But the option to choose another school is often an empty one, some local superintendents say, because neighboring schools are in the same predicament or refuse to take out-of-district transfers.
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Schools excel in nonacademics
Messenger-Inquirer
Local districts top state averages

08/17/04

By Joy Campbell
Messenger-Inquirer

Daviess and Owensboro public schools continue to perform above average in what the state calls "nonacademic" areas such as attendance and successful transition to adult life. The above-average performances included graduation rates this year for the first time.

The Kentucky Department of Education released trend data in those areas Monday.

 
District looks at busing issues for students choosing other ...
Fairbanks News-Miner
By MARMIAN L. GRIMES, Staff Writer
August 17, 2004

About 40 local students will attend a different school next year under the choice provision of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Three schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District--Hunter Elementary, Ryan Middle and Howard Luke Academy--were required to offer students free transportation to other schools this year because the schools missed federal student achievement targets two years in ...
 
Region's schools scramble for space
The Charlotte Observer
PETER SMOLOWITZ
Staff Writer
August 15, 2004

When Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools open Monday, the collection of more than 700 mobile classrooms alone will be big enough to rank as one of North Carolina's 20 largest school districts.

Nearly 4,000 additional students will cram into already overcrowded buildings, as the record-setting enrollment tops 117,000. In the final days before the opening bell, CMS has scrambled to ready 130 new mobiles -- nearly en...
 
Teachers, administrators in Broward rush to prepare for reco...
Sun-Sentinel
By Bill Hirschman
Education Writer
Posted August 15 2004

Davie Elementary teacher Maria Podesta careened around her first-grade classroom Thursday, unpacking composition books and tacking art to the walls, while bouncing to My Sharona churning from a computer's speakers.

She'd been at it for four days and would persevere through the weekend, sometimes with her small daughter watching the whirlwind preparations for the first day of school in Broward ...
 
Oceanway Middle School Near Capacity
First Coast News
By Roger Weeder

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Oceanway Middle School was expected to be popular but opening the new facility with 1,300 students was not expected. The school is attracting a high number of students transferring from failing schools and the State's "No Child Left Behind" program.

More than 300 students who normally would not attend Oceanway requested transfers to the school. That has Oceanway looking for seven more teachers. On the first day of classes on Monda...
 
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